Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lots of Fabulous Color!

Hello All it's my turn up over at Art Anthology

As you may already know  This month the Art Anthology Dream Team is focusing on ways to recycle in our art. I decided to use cereal boxes, you can see how over on the AA Blog to see how today. 
But before I got started I decided I needed a bit more inspiration to get started. So I went out in search of a sketch and I found an amazing one over at PageMaps. So with S.W.A.T's drill #30 in mind I went to work with my beautiful Art Anthology products in hand. This is what I came up with.

 For Drill #30 you need to include items that spell out the word FLOWER. I used 
(F) Frame (L) Lace (O) Orange (W) Wood (E) Enamel Dots (R) Red

Make sure you hop on over and check this out!! You could win a $15 Gift Card to Paper Secrets!  You have until the end of the month to link up over at S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors.

While I was digging thru my stash to find my embellishments I found these cute little Wood Veneer Glasses from Creative Embellishments. So I hopped on over to check out their monthly challenge and found more inspiration for my layout! For their Challenge you need to use at least 4 of the 10 items they have listed. I used lace, I doodled a bit, enamel dots, paint & m (thanks to my Art Anthology!), Gesso, I dry embossed my cereal boxes and I used a stamp flourish. 

 Just a few closer looks :) 
Don't you just love how bright Art Anthology is!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Day! 3 Scrappy Boys Spring Crop!

Hello All!

I just wanted to stop in a share a quick layout that I created using this months Add-On Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys. But before I do.... 

Did you know that 3 Scrappy Boys is having a Spring Crop that started today!!! 

Its sure to be lots of fun! 

Packed full of Inspiration, Challenges and PRIZES!! 

Make sure you stop by and join the FUN!!

Okay back to my layout :)  I based my layout on Creative Scrappers sketch #266 created by the super talented Jenny Evans! I had so much fun working with this sketch & playing with this kit. I'm sure you can tell just by looking at my layout.

KIT Products Used: Add On Kit- Simple Stories -A Charmed Life Pattern Paper & Die Cuts, Maya Road Butterflies, Studio Calico Enamel Dots. Additional Products Used: Kraft Paper, Gesso, Smooch, Acrylic Liquid Ink.

If you would like to take a peek at what my kit looked like right out of the box you can hop on over to our YouTube Channel for my haul video. The kit really is worth taking another look at! Our Guest Designer Becci Manies is playing with this kit this month too, you can see one of her layouts in this months newsletter. (Take a Peek Here)

But before you go here are just a few details for FUN :)

Lots of stitching, Fussy Cutting and Layers. 
Yep that's my three go to moves :)

I had so much fun altering these little Kraft butterflies, 
just a bit of gesso and smooch aren't they cute!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
 I know I gave you a bunch of information so here is a recap :)

And Our YouTube Channel is up a running!

See you at the crop!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Its Bunny Day!

Hello All! 

I just wanted to stop in and remind you all that Paper Secrets has their second second sketch up for the month and as always its another great one!

Here it is our April 15th Sketch:


Now remember you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each of the letter of the word - WINTER.  You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock). 

Here is my take on Kelly's sketch:

                 U-Upcycled Die Cut Title
                  I-Imaginisce Patter Paper
                            PPunch (American Crafts Knockout)
                             S- Stitching
Here are some details just for fun:)

Now its your turn make sure you link up your layout over at Paper Secrets by April 30th for your chance to win a $10 Gift card to shop in the store! 

By the way there are looks of new spring lines in the store make sure you check them out today, BECAUSE everything is on sale!!

I used some super fun embellishments from the store to add a pop to my layout, make sure you stop in and see all the new little extras we have in stock. 

Products Used: Imaginisce -Welcome Spring Patter Paper & Die Cuts, American Crafts Punch & Cardstock, and just few Enamel Dots. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sweet Baby Matchbook Notes

Hello All!

This week we have been sharing baby projects over on the Imaginise blog and today its my turn. 

So I thought I would share a quick little matchbook that is going to be part of a shower gift. I thought it would be a great addition for the mama to be to keep little notes of all the adorable moments on the go (so they don't get left out of the baby book).

Supply List: Imaginisce: Pattern Papers & Die Cut -My Sweet Baby Boy, American Crafts- Foam Adhesive, Cardstock & Twine, Bo Bunny Doilie, Misc Eyelets, Project Life Dies, Silhouette Design ID #32212.

Just a few details for fun

On the back I added  a die cut with a little note

Mama has a bunch of pages for quick little notes

I added a bit of embossing powder to the heart for a bit more texture

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Paper or Plastic?

Hello All! Today I am up over at Art Anthology and let me tell you I have a super fun canvas to share!! But first let me give you a bit of a back story.....

As you may know Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. So in honor of Earth Day our theme this month over at Art Anthology is Recycling!

Now that’s easy right…? Well yes and no, I wanted to do something different not my same old re-purpose reuse recycling. So I picked something strange, something bad for the environment and something that I need to stop bringing home. So what did I use?

Yep! I used plastic shopping bags to make my canvas. Now I will admit that when I started I thought I was making rolled roses for a pretty spring themed project. 

As you can see I started by ripping the bags into long strips. I then glued them to the center of a paper circle. From there I just rolled, twisted and glued. They ended up looking like this:

Next I added a layer of gesso and some bright Art Anthology Colorations Spray & a tiny bit of stamping.

While my roses dried I went to work on my canvas adding doilies, mesh and heavy gesso for lots of yummy texture! Then I used so more Art Anthology Colorations Spray to create my landscape. This is what it looked like when I went to bed.

I woke up looked at my canvas and I really was NOT feeling my roses, so I walked away and started to plan my next project.  a few days went by and nothing I had no idea, but then something happened. My girls wanted to watch the Lorax and that's when it hit me! Sitting there watching a movie I've seen more than a hundred times, it just clicked! I didn't make roses I made Truffula Trees! That night thanks to Dr. Seuss I finished my canvas.

Some details for fun :)

So this Earth Day (and everyday) I will try to keep this quote in mind and strive to make some greener choices. But hey if I slip up and bring home more plastic bags at least I know I can make some pretty trees!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 If you liked my recycling project hop on over to 

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Other Products Used: Bo Bunny Doilies, White Mesh, Faber Castell Pitt Markers, Heavy Gesso, Acrylic Black Paint, Prima Stamps, Decoupage, Hot Glue and some Plastic Shopping Bags.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Choose to Shine tag

Hello All!

 I hope you are having a great weekend! I know I am, even its a crazy busy one! But I still just had to stop in and share this sweet little tag.I created for this drill over at S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors, this weeks drill is a BINGO so you will have to hop on over and check it out!

Here is the line that I chose to work with:

I used lots of bit and pieces from my past 3 Scrappy Boys past kits to make my tag. So with that in mind this is what I ended up with:

Some details :)

Here you can see some of the stitching I ran along the edge of the tag....
I used one of Sally's sewing tips, about keeping my bobbin thread white to save time.
Thanks, for the tip Sally!!

I really love how this heart turned out! 
First I roughly painted it using some Art Anthology. 
Then I sprinkled some thick embossing powder and heated it up.
 Last I added a bit of Inka Gold Rub for the final look. 
Yes I had a lot of fun!!

I sprayed  mix of blues from my Art Anthology
Colorations to change the color of my Ribbon & Lace.

Here you can see a peek pf the doily that I misted and ruffled to form her dress.

I hope that you like my little tag, I really enjoyed making it! So now it's your turn to get your BINGO on! I cant wait to see what you create! Just make sure to link up over at S.W.A.T before April 30th for your change to win an amazing prize pack from Paper Secrets!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used: Authentique Papttern Paper, Basic Grey Paptter Paper, Prima Stamps & Flowers, Tim Holtz Dies & Ink, Art Anthology Mist & Paint, Websters Pages Tulle & Trinket, Inka Gold Rub and a bit of  Modeling Paste.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No Joke, It's Sketch time!

Hello All! 

Can you believe after this crazy winter its April! I swear its finally here and with another new month there is yet another amazing sketch over at Paper Secrets!

Here it is:


Now remember you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each of the letter of the word - KISS.  You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock). 

Here is my take on Kelly's sketch:

              J- Jillibean Soup Paper
    O- Orange Button
K- Kraft Paper
 E- Enamel Dots
Here are some details just for fun:)

A bit of stitching...

A Orange Button for a splash more color...

I just love this tag!

And what page is complet without a bit of wood veneers...

Now its your turn make sure you link up your layout over at Paper Secrets by April 3oth for your chance to win a $10 Gift card to shop in the store! 

By the way if you like some of the products I used to create my layout, hop on over to the store and shop for some of the Jillibean Soup that I used!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

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